Australia Day Cake
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Ingredients
Cake
  • 1⅓ cups plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 400 grams or two packets of finely crushed Tim Tams
  • 225 grams ( 8 ounces) unsalted butter
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 1¼ cups buttermilk
  • ½ teaspoon bicarb
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
Icing
  • 250 grams (9 ounces) butter
  • 600 grams (21 ounces) or 4 cups pure icing sugar
  • 60ml or ¼ cup full cream milk
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 300 grams ( 10.5 ounces) dark chocolate
  • 200 grams or 1 packet of Tim Tams
Cake Filling
  • 300ml thickened whipping cream
  • 200 grams or 1 packet of Tim Tams
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
Decoration
  • 200 grams or 1 packet of Tim Tams
Instructions
Cake
  1. Grease 24cm (10 inch) round baking tin
  2. Heat oven to 160 degrees Celsius (320 Fahrenheit)
  3. Sift all dry ingredients and set aside
  4. Finely chop Tim Tams
  5. In a separate bowl beat butter and sugar until fluffy
  6. Add vanilla to butter mixture
  7. Add eggs on at a time to butter mixture
  8. Add all dry ingredients to butter mixture in two batches plus half the buttermilk with each addition
  9. Fold in chopped Tim Tams
  10. Place in tin
  11. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until skewer comes out clean
Icing
  1. At least one hour prior to making icing remove butter from fridge. This will ensure butter is at room temperature and easy to work with
  2. Melt chocolate and set aside to cool
  3. Cube butter and place in bowl. Beat on high until light and fluffy
  4. Add sifted icing sugar one cup at a time along with a third of the milk and beat on high until well combined
  5. Remove approximately four tablespoons of white icing
  6. Add sifted cocoa powder and mix until well combined
  7. Mix in melted chocolate on a low speed
Cake Filling
  1. Chop Tim Tams and set aside
  2. Add thickened cream to mixing bowl along with sugar and beat on high until cream is a whipped consistency
  3. Fold in Tim Tams
Recipe by The Love of Cake at http://www.theloveofcake.com/australia-day-cake/